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Amelanchier lamarckii


Snowy mespilus, juneberry

Attractive tree, tolerant of many soil conditions

An attractive compact spreading tree which reaches just 5m in 10 years making it ideal for any sized garden. It produces masses of subtle white flowers in early spring, which are contrasted by the new bronze foliage. The leaves then turn light green through summer. Produces a very attractive specimen.


Its small size and slow growing nature makes it ideal for any size of garden while it is very tolerant of a wide variety of soil conditions including damp and even slightly polluted conditions.


Easy to grow in most locations.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering April - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 500 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Garden edging, Wildlife garden

Typically available

From April to September